I'm showing my references at the end of my beamer presentation.


        \bibitem{Test} Test, Me, 2015.


I'd like to change the color of every whole \bibitem line to something else, black for example. How can I do that without affecting the rest of my presentation? I've been looking and Googling for hours, but I can't find a way to do it. I tried things like



\setbeamercolor{bibliography item}{fg=black}

but the first one changes about my whole colour palette and the second one doesn't do anything. What am I missing?

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    Try with bibliography entry author, bibliography entry title, bibliography entry location and bibliography entry note beamer-template/font/color... Jan 28, 2015 at 5:29

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The colour of a bibitem can be set separately for the author, the title and additional fields like location or note.


\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry author}{fg=red}
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry title}{fg=blue} 
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry location}{fg=green} 
\setbeamercolor{bibliography entry note}{fg=cyan}  


    \begin{frame}{Example bibliography}
            \bibitem[{Alpher} et~al.(1948) {Alpher}, {Bethe}, \& {Gamow}]{paper}
            Alpher, R. A., Bethe, H. \& Gamow, G. 
            \newblock{The Origin of Chemical Elements}.
            \newblock{\emph{Phys. Rev.}, 73:\penalty0 803--804, Apr. 1948.}
            \newblock{doi: 10.1103/PhysRev.73.803}


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